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  1. Harold Wilson birth centenary: Fresh call for Westminster statue
  2. Bradford Odeon 'may face demolition if restoration doesn't speed up'
  3. Prison officer stabbed at Wetherby Young Offenders Centre
  4. Updates on Friday 11 March 2016

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By Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Goodbye: Our live coverage for the day

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for being with us today, I hope you have a great weekend.

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel. Until then!

  2. Weather: Dry night with some sunshine tomorrow

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Dry through this evening and overnight tonight. Light southerly winds with lows around 2C (36F). 


    Some bright or sunny spells once early mist and fog clears tomorrow. Winds will again be fairly gentle from the south as temperatures reach 10C (450F).   

  3. Conference on child sex exploitation takes place in Leeds

    A major conference has been taking place in Leeds today confronting the issue of child sexual exploitation. 

    It has brought together victims, who were showcasing their artwork (above), experts and key figures involved in uncovering the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal. 

    It's the first of its kind since the recent string of convictions at Sheffield Crown Court.

    As part of the Coming Out Of The Darkness event, artwork by victims is being showcased...  

  4. Latest headlines: Father of missing climber speaks of 'fear' that haunts him and calls for statue for former PM on centenary of his birth

    The latest headlines in West Yorkshire include:

  5. Sport Relief Three Legs Challenge: Now they're both at it!

    Harry and Paul pause for a quick break in Scissett, West Yorkshire.

    Paul's not a graceful sleeper is he?

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  6. Three Legs Challenge: Harry and Paul are almost in West Yorkshire

    They're not far off now! As you can see from their GPS tracker (below) they're very nearly in West Yorkshire.

    You can follow their progress and donate a few quid here.

    Harry & Paul map
  7. How fast does a glacier move? Weekend Weather Show will give you the answer

    Make sure you catch the Weather Show this weekend, as Paul Hudson will be talking to a scientist from the University of Leeds, who has been to Antarctica to study glaciers.


    Dr. Anna Hogg and a team have been studying ice melt at both the North and South Poles and have come up with some fascinating figures.

    They've been looking at how fast glaciers move, and it's a lot quicker than you might think. But you'll have to listen on Sunday to find out more.

  8. Bradford Odeon: Demolition threat to historic cinema

    A derelict cinema in Bradford could be demolished if work on its restoration does not start soon, the council's leader has warned.  


    David Green said the authority needed "to have confidence there is a package that will deliver" on the reopening of the former Odeon.

    Ownership was transferred from the council to charity Bradford Live, which plans to run it as a music venue.

    Quote Message: We've said from day one, from the point where we secured the building, that if that does not prove possible then other options, including demolition, would have to be considered. from David Green Leader, Bradford city council
    David GreenLeader, Bradford city council
  9. Latest headlines: Future of Bradford's Odeon not yet safe and tree planting could reduce flooding

    Here are the latest stories in West Yorkshire this lunchtime:

  10. Watch: Bradford's migrant student 'bussing' scheme remembered

    A project is asking for memories of a scheme in Bradford that "bussed out" Asian and African students from the inner city to suburban schools.

    Shabina Aslam, who was part of the scheme as a child, is carrying out the research as part of her PhD project.

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    Video caption: Migrant student bus scheme remembered
  11. Ken Livingstone's Savile jibe sparks anger

    Ken Livingstone has sparked outrage by saying hedge funds donating to a Labour MP was like "Jimmy Savile funding a children's group".  

    Ken Livingstone

    The former London mayor was taking a swipe at Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, who is being seen as a potential challenger to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    His words were branded "disgusting" by Corbyn-sceptic Labour MPs.